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    Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    For me it's punishing. I am terrible about. But only ask my wife, not my kids.


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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    ...conception!
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    For me, it's the sense of helplessness that you feel when you realize there are some things you can't fix for your kid with a kiss and a band-aid.
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Consistency. Sometimes I just want to give in or give up on some problems. 'Parenthood its not a job, its an adventure'.

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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Patience.

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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Not laughing at them when they do something stupid.

    And what sunnyg said. My son had a misunderstanding with one of his best friends yesterday, and we had to sit back and just watch it play out. She apologized today, so it's all back to normal, thank goodness!
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl View Post
    For me, it's the sense of helplessness that you feel when you realize there are some things you can't fix for your kid with a kiss and a band-aid.
    Even a Hello Kitty band-aid?
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    Not laughing at them when they do something stupid.
    Note to self: Don't laugh at your kids when they do something stupid...
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl View Post
    For me, it's the sense of helplessness that you feel when you realize there are some things you can't fix for your kid with a kiss and a band-aid.
    I have to agree with this. It's so hard.

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    Not laughing at them when they do something stupid.
    Wait, you're not supposed to do that?



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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Quote Originally Posted by justjohn View Post
    Note to self: Don't laugh at your kids when they do something stupid...
    Quote Originally Posted by dsnylndmom View Post
    Wait, you're not supposed to do that?


    You can, but you have to judge the situation very carefully. But it's hard to discipline with a straight face while you are cracking up inside. If I can get my son to laugh, then it's okay, but if I can't hold it in and he's all serious, it just pisses him off more. It's a fine, fine line.
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    If I can get my son to laugh, then it's okay, but if I can't hold it in and he's all serious, it just pisses him off more. It's a fine, fine line.
    Funny, Shawn's the same way, who would've thunk it.



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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    I try and not take the things my kids say to me when they get mad personally. It's hard to do that. Also just sitting back and trying to let them figure out what to do on their own.





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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    learning to let go and let them make their own mistakes as they get older. My oldest is 24 and I want to keep her from making mistakes that I know will cost her but I am slowly learning that she has to make her own choices and in that there will be mistakes. I guess it's learning to let go but it's so very, very hard. Help!!!! There should be a "Parents Anonymous". Hello, my name is Laura and I'm a parent of an adult child.
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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    Sometimes not laughing at something they have done that they shouldn't have.

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    Re: Most difficult part of being a parent is...

    saying "no." I hate saying "no" to LB2. He's in his terrible twos and I have to fight the urge to give in to the tantrums. I know that candy or toys will usually calm him down, but it's certainly not the right thing to do in every situation.

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